Rip-off France

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  1. stcyr

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    Diesel today ... €1.05 per litre ......
     
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  2. Bertie Bassett

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    Nice...................at todays Visa interbank rate of euro1.2593 to the pound that makes a litre 83p.(y)
     
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  3. DP_JAY

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    So where is the "rip off"? Seems cheap enough to me.
     
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    Err.....................it was a case of tongue and cheek/wit/dry humour or:reel:
     
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  5. stcyr

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    t & c :xgrin:
     
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    no doubt our governors whoever they are will seize the opportunity to bang up the tax element ...robbin barstewards:xangry:
     
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    . . . . . . . . and no road fund licence (or whatever it is now called in the UK) to pay for in addition. It is included in the price of the fuel.

    :xThumb::xThumb: :france:

    John
     
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    And whats the average spend on tolls over a year?
     
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    Nowt!! You do not need to use them!
     
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    And only once in three years paid to park! That was at Belgarde airport as i remember €1.50 for two hours!!!
     
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    The difference here is that toll roads are used by choice. We travelled from Brittany to Calais last week avoiding tolls and it took about an hour longer than usual, and saved us over €30.
    Nice :xThumb:
    Allan
     
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    Zilch ... unless you choose to use them
     
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    I expect the price to drop for our visit.
     
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    I'll have a word with François ... :xwink:
     
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    Even if the French don't use the toll roads they still have to pay a premium through everything that is transported via toll roads. All french pay for road tolls.:cool:

    As far as UK fuel tax...we have now had a huge overnight reduction in our fuel prices, now paying just 112p ltr. Tax is a necessity and it has to come from somewhere. Workers don't want to pay more, pensioners don't want to pay more so in my view, while fuel prices are at a low let the government cream off some of these reductions in tax.

    At 112p drivers are making big savings so why not let the rest of the population benefit with higher fuel tax, paying off our deficit rather than leaving our debt to our kids. You cant have it all ways.

    Lets not forget why fuel prices were hyped in the first place. Our environment was under threat, this has not changed by the recent reduction in oil prices, in fact it will be worsened..

    I say let the chancellor benefit from some of these savings by increasing fuel tax, it will benefit us all:xThumb: What do you think..........?
     
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  16. SC 05 OUT

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    fuel prices drop, pension companies heavily invest in fuel companies, profits drop, pensions drop....

    fuel prices drop, ergo the tax on fuel drops, money has to come from somewhere....

    other taxes go up......

    and so it goes on.......

    Ive said it befor, if you share out all the money in the world with all the poeple in the world, there wont be enough money. The king is dead, roll on Easter
     
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    We normally only use the toll road from Abbeville to Boulogne as the N1 can be a real pain in the sit-upon, especially when pulling a trailer. There are so many villages and round-abouts that it is, possibly, cost-effective to use the péage. I think we were charges about 12€ last month.

    John
     
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    You will of course be making a contribution towards road tolls in every product or service you purchase in France as most services use toll roads to transport your goods. Hidden cost but still toll charges.
     
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    there's more to the quality of life than the price of fuel.. or indeed Autoroute tolls..
    and don't care if diesel were only 5p a lt in France.. or even free.. it wouldn't induce me to live there.

    Nice to visit.. nice beaches and great aires.. but always nice to get home.. I still prefer living in the UK
     
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    Tolls are more equitable then if they are shared around the community by prices on commodities. That should please the members of Fun's politburo. As with everything it all comes down to choice. If I decide to move by an optimum route that costs then so be it. I'd actually be in favour of toll routes in the UK if it meant better road surfaces and fewer local drivers using the motorway as a rat run around cities causing hold ups.
     
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